In South Ossetia is being strengthened the state border regime - KGB

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 14:49

In South Ossetia are taken measures to strengthen the border regime. As the news agency "Res" has been informed at the press service of the KGB of South Ossetia, these steps are regulated by the law on the state border of South Ossetia adopted in 2010.
"The law details the concept of a border zone and the rules of entry into this area, its regime. In accordance with these rules, persons residing in the frontier zone, move freely through it, without any special permit. They must only be registered in one of the border settlements," - said the KGB official.
What about other persons, including tourists and foreign citizens, they need to obtain a pass before entering the border area.
"The pass, depending on the circumstances, may be issued for a few days, and up to one year. To obtain the pass one should contact the border service of the KGB of South Ossetia, having an identification document, "- said the press service.
In case of non-compliance with these rules, the person detained without a permit in the border zone, will incur an administrative penalty.
"People must understand that the frontier regime implies the presence of a border zone with certain rules of its crossing ", - was explained at the KGB.
These rules are aimed at ensuring of the state`s security.
"The enemy is watchful; the southern border is still vulnerable. Penetration of the armed terrorist groups into our territory is still possible. So we have to strengthen the border regime, "- said the KGB official.
The above measures are taken, considering the opinion of residents of the border area. A special commission interviewed the residents of the border area in Dzau district.
"The residents’ responses were positive. They said that after setting up the frontier check-point, the number of uncontrolled entries in this area had been reduced significantly. It has also been significantly reduced the incidents of livestock loss, poaching of animals in mountain regions", - said the official.
These measures promoted normalizing the situation in the border areas as a whole, as well as strengthening of security.

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